Concha Y Toro, Casillero del Diablo Reserva Carmenere 2014, Central Valley, Chile
Tasting Note: A perfect wine for those looking for a cabernet alternative but with layered baking spice.
Deep purple in color this carmenere has a nose of black plum, blackberry and black cherry with clove, cinnamon and vanilla baking spice.
On the palate the wine is medium in body and tannin with a velvety mouth feel on the finish.
The carmenere is fruit forward with oaky notes interspersed throughout which help hold the wine together.
Bottle Note: Winemaker’s Note – Chocolate, coffee and spice combine with raspberries and blackberries in this carmenere, Chile’s very own grape. Food Match – Perfect for tasty winter stews or grilled summer barbeques. More than 100 years ago, Don Melchor de Concha Toro reserved for himself an exclusive batch of his best wines. To keep strangers away from his private reserve, he spread the rumor that the devil lived in that place. Hence the name: Casillero del Diablo, “the devils cellar.”
Importer: Excelsior Wine & Spirits, Old Brookville, New York
Tasting Date: May 2, 2016
This wine was submitted for review